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Lost cat reunited with Bromsgrove family
11:00am Thursday 13th September 2012 in News
A LOST cat, feared dead after she went missing for several days, has been reunited with her owner with help from the Advertiser and a Bromsgrove animal centre.
In early August, Sandra Kitching’s 19-year-old cat Annie went missing from their Harwood Park home.
Sandra thought she had gone away to die, and eventually gave up the search.
Unknown to Sandra, Annie, who doesn’t usually go further than the end of the family’s garden, had been on an adventure and wandered off to the Oakalls estate.
A kind-hearted resident spotted the cat and brought Annie to the Blue Cross Animal Adoption Centre.
Although the cat had a microchip - a tiny device with a unique number that can be matched to an owner’s details - Annie’s details were out of date.
Staff from the Catshill centre visited the address registered, but the resident didn’t own the cat.
Meanwhile a classified advert, appealing for the owners of a tri-coloured cat to come forward, was put in the Advertiser’s lost and found section.
Just as staff began the search for a new home for Poppet, staff’s chosen name, Sandra got in touch to find out if Poppet was in fact Annie.
And sure enough Sandra was delighted to be reunited with her beloved pet.
Sandra said that their family had been devastated but were now over-the-moon.
Louise Lee, from the centre, said: “We’re sure Annie was delighted to be going home after her episode away.
“This goes to show if owner’s microchip their pets and keep contact details up-to-date, if pets wander off they have a better chance of being swiftly reunited.”
The centre is always looking for good homes for their cats. For more details call 0300 777 1460, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bluecross.org.uk/bromsgrove.